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Medichecks test

I was thinking of doing the FT3 blood test as I see there is a 15% voucher in March and I have recently increased my T3 usage. Although in theory I can have the tests done at my GP, and am on T3 mostly with GP blessing, but it's always a hassle trying to get them to test FT3, plus the time of day is tricky for me to get there early enough to avoid too much of an inaccurate result between last dose and the test.

I was going to opt for a finger prick test so I can do it at home, but just wondering...... is this test considered as accurate as venous blood? Has anyone ever tried both and found that the results are not consistent?

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PS sorry for any confusion above, but just realised that the reduction is only from a voucher via another online thyroid group I belong to! I would happily mention but not sure I am allowed to, so won't.

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Agapanthus,

MED15 is the discount code for 15% off during March. healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

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Thank you Clutter - yes that's the one! I realise now that the other group were quoting a Thyroid UK code.

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They are just as accurate. I did a fingerprick test one day and GP test the next, made sure conditions were the same and only half an hour difference in time, results were almost identical.

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Thank you so much @SeasideSusie - that's most helpful to know!

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Same for me, I did NHS and medichecks fingerprick test and they were almost exactly the same. To my amazement NHS test actually included FT3 results, it was because my TSH and FT4 were out of range.

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Thank you MarthaF - most encouraging to know it's accurate.

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Same as above - two tests in quick succession - Home and Dr and very similar. I do find it so hard to get blood flow going in my finger though and I do everything recommended

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Helena thank you. Yes, I know what you mean about the blood flow - though I did manage it once for a Blue Horizon test by warming my fingers more, having failed on a previous test. In theory it should be easy for me as my platelets are lowish, and I recently had an op where the surgeon declared that I was a 'bleeder'!

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